Brunch is widely known to be one of the greatest cures to any hangover, but there is a new phenomenon plaguing the art of the meal: pretentiousness. Restaurants are straying from the typical bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches and chicken and waffles, instead focusing on bizarre international fusions and questionable aesthetics.
Whereas a traditional brunch is served on a plate, with utensils, some restaurants are offering their menu options on steel cafeteria trays similar to a prison's dining experience. In other modern restaurants, cooks like Chef Roble are combining blueberry waffles, fried chicken, bacon and tacos into one seamless dish, topped with avocados — because why not?
Okay, we'd admittedly eat that last one. But when are we going to return to the days of good ol' brunch, when ordering a meal wasn't like speaking an unknown language on another planet? Seriously, can we get #MakeBrunchGreatAgain trending?